Muster with parent command for accountability purpose, inquire about evacuation routes and emergency plans. Inquire about emergency plans and procedures at your child’s school and at your workplace. Gather important documents such as birth and marriage certificates, social security cards, passports, wills, deeds, and financial and insurance records. Store them in a fire and flood safe location or safe deposit box. Have a full tank of gas in a vehicle, cash, and your disaster supplies kit ready to go. Listen to the radio or television and NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards for current information and be prepared to act quickly. Fill the bathtub and other large containers with water for bathing, flushing toilets, and cleaning, but do not drink this water. Secure or bring inside such outdoor items as patio furniture, kids’ slides, and power mowers.
-Identify a safe place in every room of your home where nothing can fall on you, such as under a table, against a wall, or in a doorway. -Practice earthquake drills as a family so everyone knows what to do, especially “Drop, Cover, and Hold On!” -Create an emergency communication plan in case family members are separated during an earthquake.
Family Emergency Preparedness Brief Naval Air Facility Misawa 20 January 2011 Presented by: CAPT Haugen LT Shareef MA1 Clark
Misawa ranges anywhere from 10 to 20 earthquakes per year.
Keys to Surviving :
- Earthquake proof your home as much as possible.
Identify a safe place in your home.
Be prepared for after shocks.
- Practice earthquake drills “Drop, Cover, and Hold On!”
- Create a Family Emergency Plan.
Decision Making Matrix Disaster occurs Evacuate Structure Is structure safe? Are all family members accounted for? If not, notify emergency response personnel of missing persons and their last known location. Notify Command Duty Office of location and well being. Yes No Shelter in Place All Category 1 or 5 Personnel (mission essential) will report to their Command by the safest and most expedient means. Report with family to your designated shelter, or the one closest to you when disaster strikes. Are all family members accounted for? If not, notify emergency response personnel of missing persons and their last known location. Notify Command Duty Office of location and well being. Follow the instructions of first responders. They may be local Japanese or U.S. Military. Follow the instructions of first responders. They may be local Japanese or U.S. Military.
If NO damage to your residence, or ordered to and safe to do so, shelter-in-place (SIP).
Shelter-in-place consists of taking refuge in an innermost room with little or no windows until the hazard passes. Once notified to SIP, move quickly, follow the directions of your Unit Control Center, Commanders Access Channel, or emergency responders.
All personnel assigned to Misawa Air Base residing on and off base should develop a Family Emergency Plan for shelter-in-place and Emergency Kits for their homes and families.
On base SIP locations are identified with the symbols to the right (NGIS, GYM, Etc..)
If any family members are not accounted for, contact emergency response personnel and let them know who is missing and their last known location.
Contact your command with your family’s current status utilizing any means available. If a Sailor is TAD, family members need to contact the command directly with their status.
- Possible means of communication include cell phone, landline, email, Facebook, Skype, internet chat programs, etc.
If you are a “mission essential” Sailor, once your family is safe, you are expected to return to base if this can be done with reasonable risk. If you are not mission essential you are expected to remain with your family.
Stay tuned to AM 1575 base radio or television Commander Access Channel 13, 14, or 15 for further information and instructions.
If unable to tune into radio or television, keep quiet, listen for notifications:
- A voice announcing system using exterior (“Giant Voice”) and interior speakers or sirens will alert the public in English and Japanese
Residential route alerting (messages announced from vehicles with loudspeakers)
Follow instructions of any first responder. They may be Japanese or US Military. There may be safety reasons that are not immediately apparent requiring you to move to a shelter or return to base. Let command know where you have been relocated to as soon as possible.
You need enough supplies for every family member for at least three days, maybe longer.
The main items to have in your kit include water, food, and first aid supplies. Depending on your family, you may also need special items for babies, prescription medications, or supplies for your pets.
You may not be at home when disaster strikes, so make smaller Emergency Kits to keep at work and in your car. Your kit should be easily portable in case you have to evacuate.